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Lower oil prices will continue to impact PE, PP resin pricing


March 2, 2015 2:05 pm ET

Lower oil prices will continue to affect North American markets for polyethylene and polypropylene resin in the months ahead.

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Polypropylene prices rise, while PE and PS fall


February 26, 2015 4:01 pm ET

North American prices for polyethylene and polystyrene resins continued to fall in February, while regional prices for polypropylene showed a surprising increase.

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Polymer Points: Commodity resin prices start the year on a downward slide


February 20, 2015 6:00 am ET

The downward pricing pressure of late 2014 carried into the first month of 2015 for most North American commodity resins.

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PET bottle resin, recycled PE prices drop


February 12, 2015 3:58 pm ET

Reductions in North American prices for PET bottle resin and all grades of recycled polyethylene are being shown on this week's Plastics News resin pricing chart.

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Resin prices continuing to tumble


January 29, 2015 2:24 pm ET

The ongoing slide in crude oil prices is taking commodity resin prices down as well.

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Drop in oil leads to resin pricing plunge


January 22, 2015 3:16 pm ET

In most Decembers, resin makers try to focus on the holidays and on spending time with their families. This improves their mental well-being and also takes their minds off of the fact that their markets usually get clobbered on the pricing front in...

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PP falls 10 cents, PVC drops by 3


January 15, 2015 10:24 am ET

North American polypropylene resin prices ended 2014 with a double-digit drop in December — and regional PVC prices for the month fell as well.

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Falling oil prices push PE prices down


January 8, 2015 11:10 am ET

The global slump in crude oil prices has impacted the North American polyethylene resin market, sending prices down an average of 4 cents per pound in December.

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Americas Styrenics cuts PS prices


January 7, 2015 11:06 am ET

In a short Dec. 31 news release, PS maker Americas Styrenics LLC announced it would drop prices for all grades of PS by 9 cents per pound on Jan. 1. No reason for the decrease was cited in the letter from the firm, which is based in The Woodlands,...

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PS, PVC resin prices slide


December 4, 2014 1:21 pm ET

Commodity resin prices continue to slide as 2014 draws to a close, with North American prices for PVC and solid polystyrene each falling in November.

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